International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised Chaucer Group, a digital transformation consulting firm based in London, New York and Houston, on the acquisition of Medley Business Solutions, an independent client-side information and communications technology (ICT) consultancy. The deal creates a combined team of more than 500 consultants in the UK and US.

Medley Business Solutions will bring strong expertise in ICT programmes in the public sector and specific capabilities in law enforcement to the Chaucer Group, and will enable Chaucer to expand its footprint in UK Central Government and offer an enhanced range of services to public sector organisations.

Chaucer has a 30-year track record of supporting private and public sector organisations through complex change programmes. It now has an enviable client portfolio across the energy, life sciences, public services, law enforcement, legal and manufacturing sectors and helps clients to become true digital enterprises, transforming their businesses through improved strategies, operating models and technology approaches.

The team was led by Corporate Partner Tim Hewens with support from Senior Associate Seamus McKimm, Associate Ben Pearlman and Trainee Solicitor Sarah Smith in the Corporate team. Associates Ed Grey and Lara Flynn advised on employment matters. Associate Kate Haywood, Associate Director Dan Sharman and Partner Michael Carter advised on incentives and Associate Director James Hamon advised on tax matters.

Osborne Clarke’s Corporate team is considered a go-to practice for many companies in the digital consulting sector, working with global businesses to fast-growth start-ups and market challengers. The team advises at every stage of company development across all corporate issues, from equity and debt fundraisings to M&A, IPOs and JVs.

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